Monthly Archives: February 2019

Double Feature: “Bye Bye Germany” & ; “The Third Murder”, Wednesday, March 13 – 7 pm at Alpine Playhouse

The McCall Film Society presents  a double feature Wednesday, March 13th starting at 7 pm at the Alpine Playhouse.  Due to last months snow emergency cancellation of “Bye Bye Germany,” we will show it this month. “Bye Bye Germany”, is “a refreshingly original, unpredictable tale about Jews trying to scam their way out of postwar Europe, is part caper, part Holocaust drama, part buddy movie, part romance, and part melancholic comedy” says the San Francisco Examiner.

At 9 pm we will show the second feature “The Third Murder” which runs for 124 minutes.  It is a crime drama like no other by an award winning Japanese film director, Hirokazu Kore-eda. 

“Bye Bye Germany” takes place in Frankfurt in 1946. David Bermann (Moritz Bleibtreu) and his Jewish friends have escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. But how will they get the money in these tough post-war times? The six talented entertainers go from home to home, praising housewives with ashy chutzpah until the flattered ladies have no choice but to buy their fine bed linen.  Business flourishes and a bright new future can be seen in the horizon. But the past is always around the corner for these likable characters and the plot has many twists.  The film was the official selection of the Berlin International Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival.

Hirokazu Kore-eda, Director of “The Third Murder” has been recognized as one of the most important filmmakers in the world with awards to show for it but not very well know in the U.S.  Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal says “The Third Murder” is….hauntingly beautiful…What’s remarkable about “The Third Murder” is its density (so many provocative themes bubbling beneath a placid surface); intensity (conversations between lawyer and client, on opposite sides of the glass, are truly spellbinding); cast of intriguing characters (the factory owner’s wife and daughter, the lawyer’s own daughter, who shocks him by producing tears of ostensible grief on command); shimmering ambiguity…It’s the work of a contemporary master who arrives at the philosophical by way of the playful, ironic and lyrical. “

Tickets for the February showing of “Bye Bye Germany” will be honored at this showing . Tickets for the double feature “The Third Murder” and “Bye Bye Germany” will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting next Thursday, March 7th until 3 pm Wednesday, the day of the show. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are free. 

The McCall Film Society partners with the McCall Public Library in showing  independent and foreign films free of charge throughout the year. The films are unrated and are not recommended for viewers under the age of 18.

Bye Bye Germany Trailer- 7 pm showing
The Third Murder- 9 pm showing

New York Times Review, “The Third Murder”

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